British Columbia

First Nations basketball player excluded from games, native identity questioned

By The Canadian Press
February 12, 2016 - 6:16pm Updated: February 13, 2016 - 2:06pm

VANCOUVER — Tattooed on Josiah Wilson’s chest is a fine line of writing that combines two significant dates: his birth and the death of his biological mother four days after he was born.

The 20-year-old, who was adopted as a baby from Haiti, also carries a status Indian card.

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Taseko files lawsuit against Ottawa over B.C. gold and copper mine decision

By The Canadian Press
February 12, 2016 - 11:22am Updated: February 12, 2016 - 6:15pm

VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX: TKO) is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation for a 2014 decision that blocked development of a proposed $1.5 billion gold and copper deposit.

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Premier announces largest single affordable housing investment for B.C.

By The Canadian Press
February 12, 2016 - 10:46am Updated: February 12, 2016 - 1:15pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia has committed $355 million toward creating as many as 2,000 new affordable housing units across the province.

Premier Christy Clark and Housing Minister Rich Coleman made the announcement in Vancouver.